Dan Rea is a veteran Boston journalist who encourages respectful conversations on a wide range of issues as host of NightSide on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, which airs every weeknight from 8 p.m. to midnight. He previously devoted 31 years as a television reporter at WBZ, the CBS affiliate in Boston. Although Rea has interviewed every U.S. President since Gerald R. Ford, this award-winning journalist considers his most important work a 15-year crusade that helped gain freedom for a Boston man wrongfully convicted for a 1965 murder.
A native Bostonian, Rea was educated at Boston State College and Boston University School of Law. He and his wife have two children.